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UK Law Firm Mergers with US Firms

A few years ago, many were predicting that the legal industry would see an overwhelming number of mergers between U.S. firms and U.K. firms. But the flood of mergers did not occur, and some came to believe that there are fundamental differences between firms in the two countries that are difficult to overcome in the context of a merger. The termination of some high-profile discussions between London’s Bird & Bird and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, as well as between Latham & Watkins and London’s Ashurst Morris Crisp, supported this theory.
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